Tasting Notes

Raspberry and brambles are front and center in this Bordeaux style blend. Inviting notes of cassis and dried herbs, with hints of pepper and cedar shine through as the bouquet opens up. On the palate, bright notes of cherry and raspberry play alongside black tea and licorice. A lively tannic structure leads the way for a long, brooding finish.

The Year

The 2015 growing season is the latest in a trend of being the warmest on record for our valley. Bud break occurred at the end of March, which is about a week earlier than usual. High temperatures peaked at the end of June and were steady throughout the course of the summer. A cooling trend arrived as the grapes began to go through veraison, allowing them to ripen perfectly. For the first time ever, harvest began in August and was followed by optimal weather patterns for the remainder of the year.


Entirely estate; certified sustainable and Salmon Safe.
Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietal(s): 40% Cabernet Franc, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
Vineyards(s): 49% Seven Hills, 26% Octave, 15% Pepper Bridge, 10% Waliser
Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 100% French Oak; 61% neutral, 39% new
Harvest Dates: September 3 through October 15, 2015
Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
Production: 672 cases
Bottling Date: March 7, 2017
Release Date: Spring 2018

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